Friday, October 10, 2014

Thoughts on Arrow (Season 3)

If you haven't watched Arrow, I'd suggest watching it on Netflix.

But here are my thoughts on Arrow's Season 3 premiere. 

I really enjoyed it.

Like I usually do, I want to keep this as Spoiler Free.... 
It was a great way to start off Season 3. 

I personally feel that Season 2's premiere was a little better, 
but overall this episode has my hyped for the rest of the season. 

There are also rumors swirling around regrading a Flash/Arrow crossover later this season... 
Heck yes!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thoughts on The Flash

Thoughts on Flash?

I REALLY like it.
Like... a lot. 

I think it did a fantastic job with the Pilot.

I don't want to spoil anything, but it's a fun show to watch.
It really feels like a comic book brought to life.

Unlike Arrow which has a much darker tone to it,
Flash isn't afraid to have fun.

I don't have anything negative to say about this show...
I like every actor (so far)
and I love John Wesley Ship (The Flash from the 90s show) playing Barry's dad. 

I'll keep watching. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Donuts (Review)

Full disclosure:
I am no food expert, but I have eaten food my whole life.

Two of my favorite things...
Donuts and Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters is currently celebrating it's 30th anniversary and to help Celebrate Krispy Kreme has a few Ghostbusters themed donuts.

The donuts are pretty much a cream filled donut.
The filling is appropriately enough Marshmallow flavored.

How are they?
They're pretty darn tasty.

Being cream filled was the best route to go in my honest opinion.
Not sure if it's intentional or not, but they reminded me of a bigger (tastier) Twinkie.

The taste of the marshmallow isn't overpowering but it's not subtle either.
There's no doubt it tastes like marshmallow.

The donuts come in two variants.
Ghostbusters logo with Slimer's slime and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man's head.
Both are marshmallow cream filled.
Both taste exactly the same.

So it seems like a missed opportunity.
Maybe the Slimer donut could've had a green apple filling?

It would've added more variety outside of a cosmetic one.
But I don't know the logistics of the whole situation.

Overall I highly recommend them to any Ghostbusters fans who like sweets.

They get an 9/10 from me.

There are no Donuts. Only Zuul.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thoughts on Pokémon remakes

With Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on the way, I think I should take some time and talk about remakes.

Ever since Gamefreak remade Pokémon Red & Blue (FireRed & LeafGreen) Pokéfans began hoping for remakes of the other Pokémon games.
And when Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver (remakes of Pokémon Gold & Silver) were announced/released remakes have become expected by fans.

But When is appropriate to remake a game?
How long is long enough?

The answers to those questions vary depending on who you're asking.
I personally don't know how to answer that question.
And to be honest I don't know how I feel about remakes.

Sure they're exciting since I get to replay a game I love, but that's the problem...
I'm replaying a game.

Wouldn't it make just as much sense to pick up an old Gameboy GamePak and play the originals I grew up playing?

Well, the older the game, the harder it is to come by.

And not everyone has the luxury of owning an original Gameboy Color with every Pokémon game.

So in this case, remakes are a welcome substitute.

It gives new fans explore a part of Pokémon history, while giving older fans a chance to re-explore a familiar game with enhance graphics and new mechanics.

So how do I feel? I'm leaning more on the welcoming side, but it still makes me think of what they're going to remake next.
Diamond and Pearl?
Red and Blue again?

I don't know but I have ORAS pre-ordered and I'm looking forward to playing them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Review

So about a week and a half ago Nintendo sent me some demo codes for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.
After giving the extra codes away to my friends and people who asked nicely, I decided to play it...
And since the public demo was released last Friday, I figured I'd finally share my thoughts on it.

But before I do that...
  • Battle Mode is the only mode
  • Final Destination is the only stage
  • There are only five playable characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, the Villager, and Mega Man)

So my thoughts?
It's fun.
That's it.
Here's the part where IGN hires me as a reviewer.

Thank you.
I'll see you next time.

But all jokes aside, it is truly a fun game.
Sure I'm judging from what I played in a demo, but it did it's job and got me excited for October 3rd.

It's on the 3DS so there's a lot to get used to. Mainly the controls and the screen size.
There's a reason why the characters have a dark border around them.
It's so they're easier to see while playing.

Once you get used to it, you'll have fun...
Don't expect a super competitive game,
Expect a fun way to kill some time.

This isn't Melee, it isn't Brawl... It's the 3DS demo version for SSB4.

With that said, I do expect the WiiU version to be a lot better.
Handheld versions of Console games are hard to do right and don't do the console version Justice.

In this case, I think Nintendo, HAL Labs, and Namco did a great job and I can't wait to play the full game.

Mega Man was as awesome as I expected, the Villager was also fun to play as and may become part of my character rotation.

October 3rd can't come any sooner and should hold me over... At least until ORAS come out.

Thoughts on Gotham

You know what no one asked for?
Another Batman origin. 

You wanna know what no one REALLY asked for?
A Batman origin WITHOUT Batman.

Seems very counter-productive.
But alas we got Gotham.
A Crime Drama that takes place in a Pre-Batman Gotham City. 

Gotham follows Commissioner Gordon... Detective Jim Gordon,
as he tries his best to clean up Gotham. 

Without spoiling it,

I like it so far. 
It isn't the best DC Comics show... 
but it's the best live-action Show about Gotham City before Batman on TV right now.
So it has that going for it.

One major gripe that I have is that the Pilot had WAY too many cameos.

A few cameos would've been great, but I felt they were putting in way too many out of fear that Batman fans would stop watching. 
They don't need to over-saturate the show with Cameos. 
Sprinkle the cameos in randomly, it'll work better that way.

But maybe they're scared they'll get cancelled after one season...
Like Fox does with a lot of great shows...
*cough* *cough* Firefly